About Pure Love Chocolate

Lydia in first chocolate kitchen
Lydia in the first Pure Love Chocolate Kitchen in Olympia, WA

We are a small chocolate company that's passionate about helping people go sugar free, joyfully and naturally. As we all get healthier, we can do more good in the world and be kinder to one another!

How did this all begin? Founder Lydia Love began having persistent allergic reactions to all sugars (including fruit), which led her on a search for a tasty treat she could still eat. It's hard giving up candy and other sweets! After not finding any options free of sugar alcohols (Erythritol, Xylitol, etc), Lydia began experimenting in her kitchen, working with cocoa, stevia, coconut oil and organic flavorings she felt good about using. In 2011 she began selling her newly developed stevia treats. Read more about Lydia's story in her words

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Sean sampling some Nibster Crunch after a demo in Port Townsend, WA

Where's it going? When Lydia met Sean Bonsell, the two became fast friends and united in their mutual passion for health and service to the community to create Pure Love Chocolate. Sean had been dealing with similar health challenges and felt strongly about the chocolate's purpose. With Sean bringing fresh creative energy and computer skills into the mix, Lydia was excited to begin expanding the business into what it is today.

Read more about the decisions behind our ingredients and our philosophy

Browse 270+ Etsy reviews and the many verified reviews here on our website (browse to a flavor's detail page) for honest and insightful comments from our customers. Our chocolate is not for everyone, but it could be the perfect fit for you.

Check out our chocolate blog for news, customer letters, articles and videos

Sweetness: This is lightly sweetened dark chocolate with its own unique personality and flavor profile. It doesn't taste like milk chocolate or traditional sugar chocolate/candy.

Stevia: You do need to be used to stevia (sometimes it's an acquired taste) to enjoy our chocolate: It's the only sweetener we use across our full range of flavors. Our stevia extract is the best tasting we've been able to find, and we use it every day in our own lives as a sugar substitute in various treats.

Texture: Rich and smooth. Some of our chocolates use organic coconut oil making them melt in your mouth quicker.

Everyone has a different sense of taste—so we can't guarantee you'll like our chocolate—but we sure hope you do! We have a mini sampler pack with free shipping that can help you make sure you like the flavor before placing a large order.

Onward to the flavors!

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